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  1. Unfortunately I don’t have a wiring diagram [emoji53] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. As an ex-military man myself I’m sharing the same train of thought there RC, 100%. Bumpity bump! Thread still open for other VFR 7th gen owners to check their ignition cycle and report in please.. [emoji1374] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Just in case there are others who feel that I am wasting my time chasing an answer to this (seemingly valid) question, please go find another thread to read and sh*t on. Thanks [emoji1360] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Jeeeze... now there’s a cheery contribution [emoji849] ..not the helpful response I was seeking when reaching out to fellow 7th gen VFR owners on this forum. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Exactly! [emoji1360] Wow, so it can only be tested with a jumper wire!? Ok, good to know. I’ll see if I can give that a try. Would’ve expected a circuit check as part of the ignition cycle TBH (as is the case with your 8th gen) but well, I agree ; let’s see if some 7th gen members can add their contribution on this topic. Thanks for the excerpts from the manual [emoji1360] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hi all, Wondering if I can have some help please - clearly I have too much time on my hands as I was going over the bike with a fine tooth comb and making a list of everything I need to get it looking mint.. while checking everything on the instrument cluster was working (all pixels looks good) I noticed that at no point during the cluster test turning the key through the ignition cycle from “off” to “on” did the water temp bulb illuminate. Engine light, oil warning light, abs light, neutral light all lit up, but water temp no. I know there are others that don’t come on during ignition cycle like; indicators, main beam.. but those I can check by flicking switches. How do I check my water temp bulb isn’t duff? Normally I’d already be suspecting the bulb is toast, but I have a buddy who also has a VFR12F (VIN assembly line buddies with my bike as it happens) and his water temp light has never illuminated in the 3yrs he’s had it. Been all over Europe in fact, not a niggle. Can someone else please check their bike to see if the water temp bulb comes on at all? Honda (confident that the bike would never overheat) perhaps decided to save some money on cluster bulbs.. [emoji2371] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. A very warm welcome to the club! The only way I was able to tell was to turn it all the way to “-“ until it won’t turn any more. At this point the bike is now on the minimum setting. Excessive torque should not be required to reach min or max settings. If you want you can count the clicks to know what setting it was on before you fiddled. Check the manual if you can, I think there are 11 settings? (or clicks) in the range from min to max. From memory I think the manual may also advise which setting to apply when carrying pillion / luggage etc. These are notorious for seizing up as owners tend not to adjust them. I would expect a good mechanic to operate the knob through its full range as part of any service and checking for correct operation, but no guarantees I guess. I give mine a good twisting every 6mths or so. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Here you go; https://www.bike-parts-honda.com/honda-motorcycle/1200-MOTO/VFR/2010/VFR1200FA/Accessories/MAIN-STAND/13MGEA01/08M5001/3/10114 Hope that link works ok? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Yeah, +1 vote re: glad you’re ok [emoji1360] There should be an option to fit AR15’s to the front of our bikes to avoid such accidents from happening! (..things I would implement if I was president [emoji23]) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Looks awesome man, loving the colour combo.. and the custom seat looks like it should’ve come from the factory like that [emoji1360][emoji1360] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. For sure CD - I’ll mention you referred me [emoji1360][emoji6] Great looking Blackbird BTW man [emoji1360][emoji1360] I’m a huge fan of the CBR11 and very nearly bought one instead of the VFR12. I’m lucky enough to live only about 1hr from Elsemade’s workshop so he very kindly offered me a ‘while you wait’ service! He reckoned it would take him about 3hrs to completely reshape & retrim the seat, so I’m looking forward to seeing him work his magic. I wish I didn’t have to wait until June! I’m off on a road trip next month and could really do with having it done before I leave.. we’re going from UK across the Eurotunnel straight to Netherlands (Amsterdam), Germany (Nürburgring), Belgium (Spa Franco Champs circuit) and Brussels (Beers!!), then across France and back home to UK. Despite the stock seat it should still be a good trip [emoji57] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Hi CD, I actually spoke to Elsemade yesterday! I discussed my requirements for a custom seat and they have agreed to make it. Provided they deliver on the quoted price, I would say they are very reasonable in terms of cost. Thanks again for the recommendation CD, nearly bought an ebay special (out of shear desperation), but super happy I’m now having my own seat design created. I am booked in with them to have my seat done in June as they are booked up until then. I can’t wait! :) I’ll post some pics of the seat on here once it’s done. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Oh, ok - good to know it’s possible to get around the regional distributor.. I do find it strange / a shame that they won’t offer the service themselves though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Good, then you at least have the option of getting it done! I’m in the UK and when I enquired with the regional distributor they said they couldn’t offer the upgrade, they only supply new seats or repair damaged seats :( Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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